Lionel Messi’s Muscular Setback: Exit and Concerns for Inter Miami

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Lionel Messi’s time on the field during Inter Miami’s recent win against Nashville was abbreviated due to apprehensions regarding his physical state.

The Argentine maestro, who had already made his mark on the game with a goal and an assist in the first half, was substituted after just 50 minutes due to discomfort in the back of his leg muscles.

Head coach Tata Martino attributed Messi’s early exit to an “overload” in his right leg muscles, a concern that has plagued the star throughout his career. 

Martino stressed caution, suggesting that Messi will probably miss the team’s next game against D.C. united to prevent making matters worse. Messi’s most recent setback is reminiscent of his previous battles with related illnesses. 

Last fall, the Argentine forward battled with a recurring right hamstring issue that forced him to miss several crucial games for Inter Miami, derailing the team’s season. Despite efforts to downplay the severity of the issue, Messi’s absence was keenly felt on the field.

Lionel Messi’s Fitness Concerns

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Lionel Messi’s time on the field during Inter Miami’s recent win against Nashville was abbreviated due to apprehensions regarding his physical state.

Lionel Messi’s long-term fitness has been questioned despite his apparent fitness at the beginning of the Major League Soccer season due to recent leg problems. Messi’s soreness reappeared during the match against Nashville, forcing his substitution, even though he had received treatment and rested during the week.

With Inter Miami’s next meaningful game scheduled for early April, the focus now shifts to Messi’s recovery and availability for future fixtures, including potential international duties with the Argentine national team. 

Martino expressed doubt over Messi’s availability for the upcoming match and hinted at further assessments to gauge his progress. As Inter Miami prepares for the next phase of the Champions Cup, the team faces uncertainty surrounding Messi’s fitness and availability. 

Despite his undeniable talent and contribution to the team, his recurring injury concerns remain a cause for concern as the season progresses.

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